Why Nintendo Canceling E3 Press Conference Could be a Good Idea

"I’m not comparing Nintendo to Apple Inc., but Apple does not rely on big giant tech conventions like CES. They do their own conferences, their own videos — they don’t rely on events that they have no control over. And clearly that’s a strategy that works for Apple."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1695d ago

Yea it's a good idea becuase all the focus will be on Sony and Microsoft.

Kingthrash3601695d ago

any business would try to stop that very being the biggest electronic expo on the planet. you want to take as much attention away as possible....this is in no way excuses.. try and flip ot if you want but this is plain giving up on marketing a NEW CONSOLE that is not selling so well..period....I don't own a wiiu and this will not help to convince me to buy one sooner than later. ill just take that money and save for a ps4 or mad as a no fan boy I always try to buy all and enjoy all but this is the first time that I may skip a console and save my money to buy the games that the ps4/720 shows off at e3.....

Ghost_of_Tsushima1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

I'm not really meaning its good Nintendo isn't going to have a conference. More like they're doing bad and their may be no way out of this one. I don't think E3 would help them much but anything is better than nothing and I agree they should be they're even if the Wii U is failing. I don't like Nintendo but that's me and if I didn't like Xbox or Playstation saying one shouldn't be at E3 wouldn't be right.

chadboban1695d ago

They are still gonna be there you know. God I wish some folks could learn to read, (not accusing you of not reading, Nintendo's press release was pretty confusing). Even though it's already been clarified, people are acting as if they're skipping E3 entirely.

MEsoJD1695d ago

Seeing how sub par the Wii-U has been, I'd expected Nintendo to have big press E3 conference when the world is watching. This recent news, has been surprising indeed.

eagle211695d ago

Source: IGN...NOA statement

"As you've already seen, a lot of news about Nintendo games and services that traditionally would be held until E3 is being delivered this year through Nintendo Directs, and various press events. This approach will continue between now and E3. No matter where you are in the world, you'll be fully informed. We look forward to continuing to provide you with Nintendo news and content in ways you haven't before experienced. Beyond the news that will be communicated through Nintendo Direct videos in the run up to E3, at the show itself we're hosting two smaller events on Tuesday morning before the LACC opens instead of just our traditional one event. A media event and a partner presentation will both occur that morning. While the audiences will be different between the two events, both will occur on the Tuesday morning of E3 (June 11) which is the date and time period the public has come to expect for Nintendo to deliver E3 news.

At the Nokia theater we'll meet with business partners (retailers, publishers, analysts, etc.) from the NOA territory and discuss our plans for driving the business and providing tailored information that this group finds useful to their operations. Nintendo has done these same type of business meetings at past E3 shows, but has not in the past few years. This year we are returning to that business partner meeting format. New this year at our booth in the LACC, prior to the show opening, we'll invite a small group of media to play our games. We will have a strong line-up of beloved franchise experiences available for immediate hands-on play. We are continuing to consider exciting new ways to bring the news of our games and information directly to the players at home during the E3 timeframe, and will have more to say about that at a later date."

Xer0_SiN1695d ago

i agree. all the focus will be sony.

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fantasygamer1695d ago

I think this is actually sad i enjoy watching all of the conferences.

penguinhunter1695d ago

I do too, but I also think we might see more companies go in this direction in the future.

Biohazard88601695d ago

Me as well like ik they will be at e3 and all but this would of been an amazing conference with amazing games they can show Mario kart u new super mario 3d adventure game yarn yoshi and the list goes on.

kirbyu1695d ago

I wish someone would give confirmation as to WHY they aren't gonna do anything at E3. This explanation sounds good, but how do we know that's the reason? For all we know, Nintendo isn't gonna be at E3 because they think it's too mainstream.

penguinhunter1695d ago

It could be a number of reasons. One, they don't want their games to get lost in the mix of everything else. And two, it's expensive to have a press conference. Why waste the money if you think you can be just as affective doing online direct feeds...?

kirbyu1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Yeah, but still, I'd like to know for sure.

blackbirdi1695d ago

They try to save money and use it i. Something more useful and effective ...the latest press confirence at e3 were really Bad the Nintendo direct is for me far better it keep you in Touch with gamers directly

kirbyu1695d ago

Maybe they cancelled it because they don't want more memes made about them.

deafdani1695d ago

Read. The. Articles.

Is it that hard?

Yes, Nintendo is going to be at E3, and they are going to do stuff. A lot of it, judging by Iwata's statements. They aren't doing a large conference, instead choosing to focus on several smaller events.

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GiantFriendlyCrab1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

so Nintendo fans are spinning this into something positive, lmao

Realplaya1695d ago

So you are are turning this into something negative Lmao.

jcnba281695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

I don't see what's so negative about it? Nintendo Directs have proven to be very successful, just look at all the coverage the last one got. You people seem to forget Nintendo have been in the gaming business longer than sony and microsoft have. I think they know what they're doing.


What so you mean everyone? Only gamers watch E3, not one person I know who isn't a gamer knows what E3 is. Whether it's a conference of a bunch of directs the Nintendo news will get out.

Root1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

"Nintendo Directs have proven to be very successful"

Yeah with the die hard fans who own a Nintendo Product, the main ones who watch it...I think people keep forgetting that.

It's only after the show is over it ends up on news websites but even then it's only to the hardcore gaming community who actually bother looking online for gaming news.

This is there chance to have a huge conference to show EVERYONE what they have in store for the Wii U....why not take that opportunity.



" Only gamers watch E3, not one person I know who isn't a gamer knows what E3 is "

You have to admit it's become more mainsteam over the years then how closed it was before 2006

BattleTorn1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

I know, right?!

It's like how they'd say Nintendo doesn't concern themselves with what Sony and MS are doing.

It's bad business for a company to say they aren't competing. (with their competition)

It's like Nintendo is enthuastic with their race to the bottom.

Jek_Porkins1695d ago

I think it makes sense in a way, if you can do things cheaper and get the same effectiveness from it, but that is a big IF.

Also, I think it makes me a bit sad because I liked to watch all the big conferences and see the demo's and things like that. If they can save money and put that into proper advertising and still get their point across then I'm sure it might end up being okay, I guess we'll have to wait and see at this point though.

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